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    Addressing the State of the Union: The Evolution and Impact of the President's Big Speech (Hardback) By (author) Donna R. Hoffman, By (author) Alison D. Howard

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    DescriptionThe State of the Union is no ordinary speech on at least two accounts: it is a fundamental statement of how a president approaches current policy debates, and it is the one presidential address that US citizens are most likely to hear each year. Donna Hoffman and Alison Howard document the political significance and legislative impact, or often, lack of impact, of this most visible of presidential communications. Exploring how and why the State of the Union address came to be a key tool in the exercise of presidential power, the authors outline the ways presidents use it to gain attention, to communicate with target audiences, and to make specific policy proposals. Their richly textured analysis offers a penetrating look at the complex relationship between contemporary presidential leadership and Congressional lawmaking.

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    Addressing the State of the Union
    The Evolution and Impact of the President's Big Speech
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donna R. Hoffman, By (author) Alison D. Howard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 215
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781588264510
    ISBN 10: 1588264513

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    LC classification: JK587 .H65 2006
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    Edition statement
    illustrated edition
    Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    15 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Author Information
    Donna R. Hoffman is assistant professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa. Alison D. Howard is adjunct instructor of political science at Dominican University of California.
    Review quote
    "A rich, thoughtful, and systematic look at the rhetoric and evolving impact of state of the union addresses.... invaluable." - Bryan W. Marshall, Miami University "An excellent, well-researched, persuasive contribution to the growing study of presidential rhetoric and policy agendas." - Sean J. Savage, St. Mary's College "Fills a significant void in the study of presidential leadership&. an impressive examination of the history, development, execution, and policy significance of the State of the Union address." - Joseph Cammarano, Providence College"